Human Biotech Animal Health Partnering | Kisaco Research
Innovating veterinary health with human biotechnology
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Boston, USA
12-13 March, 2018
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Why Attend

Join the first ever conference connecting human biotechs with the animal health industry.

Traditionally, innovation in veterinary health has come from parent human pharmaceutical R&D pipelines. Within an increasingly independent and mature animal health industry, new routes to innovation are being established. There are a multitude of exceptional technologies in the human health field that could be used in animal health, but currently there is limited contact between the two areas – this summit aims to connect the two industries.

Benefits of the Animal Health industry to Biotechs:

1st
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100+
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1-to-1 Meetings per person

Testimonials

"This was an excellent event. As a newbie to animal health this was an eye opener. Some great connections and introductions. I would highly recommend your conference. The right balance of networking and information. Thank you!"

Sean Ekins, CEO, COLLABORATIONS PHARMA

 

"This conference provided relevant information and has led to a potential collaboration. I thought the conference was well focused. It was time well spent. I learned a lot and had productive networking sessions. The concept of the confluence of Human Biomedical development and Animal health is integral to our business plan. Kalos looks to leverage its proof of concept work as well as safety and tox to create parallel product lines."

George Colberg, CEO, Kalos Therapeutics, Inc.

 

"A well organized conference that established a strong link between biotechnology innovation and potential veterinary uses.”

Michael G. Palfreyman, Director, R&D Advisory Board, PAFOS PHARMA LLC

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

HUMAN BIOTECHNOLOGY

Chief Executive Officers, Chief Scientific Officers, Chief Business Officers and corporate leadership from human biotechs working on technologies in fields including but not limited to:

 

ANIMAL HEALTH

-  Directors of External Innovation & Business Development from leading Animal Health Pharmaceutical and Nutrition Companies
-  Market Intelligence and Consultancy Providers

 

INVESTMENT & SERVICE PROVIDERS

-  Private Equity & Venture Capital Investors
-  Investment Bankers & M&A advisors
-  Legal Advisory

Attendees at Boston 2018

Sample attendees from Human Biotech & Animal Health Boston 2018

Benefits of Attending

 

  1. Explore opportunities for generating non-dilutive income, validating and de-risking human research, and maximizing IP assets in our myth-busting case studies of human biotech and animal health partnerships.
  2. Forge relationships with animal health executives in pre-scheduled 1-on-1 meetings, and discuss research collaborations, deal-licensing and other business development opportunities.
  3. Discuss unmet medical needs in veterinary health, and learn how the regulatory road works, how the industry operates and which technologies are of interest to animal pharmaceutical and nutrition companies.
  4. Identify commercial potential in your translational technologies with investors and advisory firms specializing in the veterinary health industry.

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Highlights from Boston 2018

Human Biotech & Animal Health, Boston 2018

The Speakers

 

Heather Wasserman

Senior Director
Eli Lilly and Company

Heather Wasserman

Senior Director
Eli Lilly and Company
 

Scott Brown

VP, Head of External Innovation
Zoetis

Scott Brown

VP, Head of External Innovation
Zoetis
 

Christine Adreani

Director, Translation In Vivo Models Global Research Platform
Sanofi Genzyme

Christine Adreani

Director, Translation In Vivo Models Global Research Platform
Sanofi Genzyme
 

Atsushi Nagahisa

Founder & Innovation Advisor
RaQualia Pharma Inc.

Atsushi Nagahisa, Ph.D., is President of DNA Partners LLC.  Prior to forming DNA Partners, Dr. Nagahisa served on the Board of Directors of RaQualia Pharma Inc. (RaQualia), a biopharmaceutical venture he founded in 2008.  He served as Representative Director, President and CEO of RaQualia from its inception through August 2012.  Dr.

Atsushi Nagahisa

Founder & Innovation Advisor
RaQualia Pharma Inc.

Atsushi Nagahisa, Ph.D., is President of DNA Partners LLC.  Prior to forming DNA Partners, Dr. Nagahisa served on the Board of Directors of RaQualia Pharma Inc. (RaQualia), a biopharmaceutical venture he founded in 2008.  He served as Representative Director, President and CEO of RaQualia from its inception through August 2012.  Dr. Nagahisa raised $111 million to launch RaQualia, the first, organic spin-out in Pfizer’s history, and then in July 2011 successfully raised an additional $83 million in a public offering (IPO) on the Osaka Securities Exchange JASDAQ Growth Market.  Under his leadership, RaQualia established over 300 collaborations and partnerships with institutions and corporations in 17 countries around the world.  Galliprant® (grapiprant tablets) and ENTYCE® (capromorelin oral solution), approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in March 2016 and May 2016, respectively, were the result of licensing deals completed between RaQualia and Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. in December 2010.

 

James M. Wilson

Professor, Gene Therapy Program
University of Pennsylvania

James M. Wilson, MD, PhD is a Professor in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where he has been at the nexus of the field of gene therapy from its birth. Dr. Wilson began his work in gene therapy during his graduate studies at the University of Michigan over 30 years ago.

James M. Wilson

Professor, Gene Therapy Program
University of Pennsylvania

James M. Wilson, MD, PhD is a Professor in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where he has been at the nexus of the field of gene therapy from its birth. Dr. Wilson began his work in gene therapy during his graduate studies at the University of Michigan over 30 years ago. He created the first and largest academic-based program in gene therapy after being recruited to Penn in 1993, initially focusing on the clinical translation of existing gene transfer technologies but soon redirecting his efforts to the development of second and third generation gene transfer platforms, the first of which was licensed to a biotechnology company he founded that resulted in the first, and only, commercially approved gene therapy in the western hemisphere.

More recently, his laboratory discovered a family of viruses from primates that could be engineered to be very effective gene transfer vehicles. Dr. Wilson has also been active in facilitating the commercial development of these new gene therapy platforms through the establishment of several biotechnology companies. He is currently leading a national dialogue on the challenges of commercializing these potentially lifesaving treatments due to the disruptive nature they will have on traditional business models. Throughout his career, the focus of Dr. Wilson's research has been rare inherited diseases, ranging from cystic fibrosis to dyslipidemias to a variety of metabolic disorders. He is the founder of a 501(c)3 called Health Through Fitness in Orphan Diseases and Director of a bicycle team called Rare Disease Cycling whose participants compete at a national level and help raise money for rare disease research.

Dr. Wilson has published over 550 papers, reviews, commentaries and editorials in peer-reviewed literature and is an inventor on over 117 patents. He was the second President of the American Society of Gene Therapy, the 2014 recipient of the William Osler Patient Oriented Research Award of the University of Pennsylvania and 2015 recipient of the Scientific Achievement Award

 

Steven St. Peter

Founder & CEO
Aratana Therapeutics

Steven St. Peter, M.D. is one of our founders and has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since September 2012. He has been a member of our Board of Directors since December 2010 and served as the Chairman of our Board of Directors from December 2010 to September 2012. Dr. St. Peter was a Managing Director of MPM Asset Management LLC from January 2004 to May 2012, where he focused his investments on both venture and buyout transactions across the pharmaceuticals and medical technology industries.

Steven St. Peter

Founder & CEO
Aratana Therapeutics

Steven St. Peter, M.D. is one of our founders and has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since September 2012. He has been a member of our Board of Directors since December 2010 and served as the Chairman of our Board of Directors from December 2010 to September 2012. Dr. St. Peter was a Managing Director of MPM Asset Management LLC from January 2004 to May 2012, where he focused his investments on both venture and buyout transactions across the pharmaceuticals and medical technology industries. He has previous investment experience from Apax Partners and The Carlyle Group, two private equity firms. Dr. St. Peter was previously an Assistant Clinical Professor of medicine at Columbia University. He received his M.D. from Washington University and completed his residency and fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to his medical training, he was an investment banker at Merrill Lynch. Dr. St. Peter also holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Chemistry from the University of Kansas. Dr. St. Peter has served as a director of PharmAthene, Inc., a publicly-traded biodefense company, since August 2007 and is currently a member of its governance and nominating committee. Dr. St. Peter has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute since March 2014 and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Kansas City Foundation since November 2015. Dr. St. Peter’s previous board experience includes MPM Acquisition Corp., Proteon Therapeutics, Inc., Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

 

Stephen Martin

Head of Global Pharmaceutical R&D
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

As Head of Global Pharmaceutical R&D at Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Stephen Martin has:

Stephen Martin

Head of Global Pharmaceutical R&D
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

As Head of Global Pharmaceutical R&D at Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Stephen Martin has:

- Lead functions responsible for discovering, developing, and gaining world-wide marketing authorizations for animal health medicines and health products.
- Lead the global R&D functions that support manufacturing of pharmaceutical drugs. Includes functions responsible for analytical methods, formulation, technical transfer and investigations for development and commercial products.
- Implemented and lead a team and process for collaborating with human pharma and biopharma to identify, transfer and develop human medicines for veterinary use.
- Increased pipeline value by over 50%, and number of projects and project
progression by 300%, with a neutral headcount target.
- Site leader for a GXP R&D facility (90,000 square feet)
- Member of the R&D Leadership Team and the BI Extended Leadership Team with responsibility for the execution of R&D and business strategy.

 

Kristin Bloink

Senior Director of Global Research and External Innovation
Elanco

Kristin Bloink manages all internal discovery efforts and all external technology evaluations and subsequent portfolio entries for R&D.   She has 26 years of accomplishments in human clinical trials, animal drug discovery and development, translational model development and execution, and human and veterinary clinical medical delivery in the private as well as the military sector.  She joined Novartis Animal Health in 2007 and integrated into Elanco Animal Health in 2015.   

Kristin Bloink

Senior Director of Global Research and External Innovation
Elanco

Kristin Bloink manages all internal discovery efforts and all external technology evaluations and subsequent portfolio entries for R&D.   She has 26 years of accomplishments in human clinical trials, animal drug discovery and development, translational model development and execution, and human and veterinary clinical medical delivery in the private as well as the military sector.  She joined Novartis Animal Health in 2007 and integrated into Elanco Animal Health in 2015.   

 

Dorothy Brown

Senior Research Advisor, Translational Comparative Medical Research (TCMR)
Elanco

Dottie is the lead executional scientist for TCMR at Eli Lilly/Elanco. TCMR facilitates companion animal studies designed to de-risk assets in the Lilly pipeline, as well as assets of potential Lilly partners. At the University of Pennsylvania, Dottie led a sponsored translational research program focusing on the development of outcome assessment instruments for chronic pain in companion animals and applying those instruments to translational studies evaluating the efficacy of novel interventions, such as targeted neurotoxins, in dogs with naturally occurring bone cancer or osteoarthritis.

Dorothy Brown

Senior Research Advisor, Translational Comparative Medical Research (TCMR)
Elanco

Dottie is the lead executional scientist for TCMR at Eli Lilly/Elanco. TCMR facilitates companion animal studies designed to de-risk assets in the Lilly pipeline, as well as assets of potential Lilly partners. At the University of Pennsylvania, Dottie led a sponsored translational research program focusing on the development of outcome assessment instruments for chronic pain in companion animals and applying those instruments to translational studies evaluating the efficacy of novel interventions, such as targeted neurotoxins, in dogs with naturally occurring bone cancer or osteoarthritis. At Eli Lilly/Elanco, she now directs companion animal studies across institutions in order to leverage high quality, systematic translational data with the goal of improving both human and animal health.

 

Peter Hanson

Chief Veterinary Officer and EVP Clinical Operations & CMC
Centrexion Therapeutics

Centrexion is developing a pipeline of non-opioid, non-addictive treatments to manage pain in people and animals.  Peter started his career as a practicing veterinarian and has spent the last 21 years in industry.

Peter Hanson

Chief Veterinary Officer and EVP Clinical Operations & CMC
Centrexion Therapeutics

Centrexion is developing a pipeline of non-opioid, non-addictive treatments to manage pain in people and animals.  Peter started his career as a practicing veterinarian and has spent the last 21 years in industry. At Merck and then Merial he was the project leader for two global programs that led to new pain management products for osteoarthritis in dogs and horses.  He subsequently held leadership roles for pharmaceutical R&D and project & portfolio management before moving to Abbott Animal Health where he was head of R&D & medical affairs.  Peter received his BA and DVM from the University of Minnesota and completed a large animal surgical residency, MS and PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

Linda Rhodes

VMD, PhD

Dr. Rhodes has 28 years of accomplishments in human and animal drug discovery, development, biomedical research, and clinical veterinary medicine.

Linda Rhodes

VMD, PhD

Dr. Rhodes has 28 years of accomplishments in human and animal drug discovery, development, biomedical research, and clinical veterinary medicine.

Dr. Rhodes was educated at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (VMD) and Cornell University (PhD). She has 28 years of accomplishments in human and animal drug discovery, development, biomedical research, and clinical veterinary medicine. She has an extensive background in physiology, veterinary medicine, and molecular biology. As a senior research fellow at Merck Research Laboratories for 10 years, she led pre-clinical biology evaluation of several marketed human drugs. Dr. Rhodes practiced clinical veterinary medicine for five years, with experience in both companion and farm animal practice. She worked for Merial Ltd. as director of development projects, leading project teams developing novel compounds for a variety of indications and headed new technology assessment, leading the evaluation of licensing opportunities. In April 2001, she formed AlcheraBio, a consulting, marketing, communications and contract research firm specializing in developing new drugs for animals, working with biotechnology and animal health companies, with clients in the US, European Union, Canada and Australia. AlcheraBio was acquired in 2008 by Argenta, and in 2011, Dr. Rhodes accepted a position as CEO of Aratana Therapeutics, a company developing innovative new medicines for dogs and cats, and subsequently, when the company became public (PETX) served as its Chief Scientific Officer. During her tenure, development was completed on three new pet therapeutics: two new molecules with novel mechanisms of actions were approved by the FDA, and a third drug had FDA registration completed and was approved in August, 2016. She is currently retired and an independent consultant. She is a member of the Board of Directors of ImmuCell (NASDAQ: ICCC) and the Alliance for Contraception in Dogs and Cats, serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Found Animals Foundation. She is an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate Animal Science program at Rutgers University.

 

Ailis Tweed-Kent

CEO
Cocoon Biotech

Dr. Ailis Tweed-Kent is an up-and-coming entrepreneur and leader in the development of innovative medical technologies. With her education in medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Ailis has first-hand knowledge of the burden of disease. In 2013, Ailis was inspired by her patients to found Cocoon to develop innovative silk therapeutics for osteoarthritis.

Ailis Tweed-Kent

CEO
Cocoon Biotech

Dr. Ailis Tweed-Kent is an up-and-coming entrepreneur and leader in the development of innovative medical technologies. With her education in medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Ailis has first-hand knowledge of the burden of disease. In 2013, Ailis was inspired by her patients to found Cocoon to develop innovative silk therapeutics for osteoarthritis. Prior to Cocoon, she worked on the design, development, and delivery of diagnostic technologies for global health collaborating with organizations such as PEPFAR/Office of U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and the Global Health Delivery Project. She brings a multidisciplinary approach with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

 

Brian Kopp

Partner
Stonehaven Consulting

Brian Kopp is a Partner at Stonehaven Consulting AG.  He has 20 years of experience in Healthcare with Eli Lilly and Company, and 7 years of experience in Automotive with General Motors.  Since 2007, Brian has served as CFO and V.P.

Brian Kopp

Partner
Stonehaven Consulting

Brian Kopp is a Partner at Stonehaven Consulting AG.  He has 20 years of experience in Healthcare with Eli Lilly and Company, and 7 years of experience in Automotive with General Motors.  Since 2007, Brian has served as CFO and V.P. of Operations and Strategy with Elanco Animal Health, a division of Eli Lilly and Company.  Over this period, Elanco has grown Revenues from $700 million to over $3 billion, emerged as a top tier player in the industry, achieved top tier Operating margins, experienced significant expansion of business lines, global capabilities, and overall value.  This significant growth was achieved by executing on an aggressive transformation agenda that included capitalizing on a mix of organic and inorganic opportunities.  After 27 years working in increasingly relevant roles within Corporate settings, Brian is excited by the opportunity to take his experiences and insights and help Animal Health partners develop and/or realize their strategic goals.   

 

Sean Ekins

CEO
Collaborations Pharma

Sean Ekins

CEO
Collaborations Pharma

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Hilton Boston Dedham Hotel, 25 Allied Dr., Dedham, MA 02026, USA

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Overlooking tranquil woods, and only 10 miles from downtown Boston, this year we've chosen the newly-renovated Hilton Boston/Dedham as our venue of choice.

Located off I-95, it is within close proximity to multiple train stations and there is a complimentary shuttle service allowing you to travel around easily.

Inside the hotel you’ll find modern and welcoming rooms and suites, great recreational amenities, vibrant local cuisine and stunning indoor/outdoor spaces.

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